“Argo” and “Les Miserables” took top film honors when winners of the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the awards honor achievement in film and television.
The Iran hostage thriller for “Argo” won Best Motion Picture Drama, and Ben Affleck took home a trophy for Best Director — a redemption of sorts for the director/star, who many believed was snubbed without a nod when Academy Awards nominations were announced last week.
“Les Miserables” won Best Picture Comedy or Musical, as well as awards for stars Hugh Jackman, who won Best Actor for his performance as Jean Valjean, and Anne Hathaway, who won Best Supporting Actress for her turn as Fantine in the film adaptation of the hit musical.
Daniel Day-Lewis won top acting honors for his title role as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Lincoln,” while Jessica Chastain earned the statue for Best Actress in a Drama for playing a CIA operative on the hunt for Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Beating out a field of seasoned veterans, Jennifer Lawrence exclaimed “I beat Meryl!” — 27-time nominee Meryl Streep — when she accepted the award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Christoph Waltz claimed the first trophy of the evening with a win for Best Supporting Actor for his role as bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in “Django Unchained,” while writer/director Quentin Tarantino won Best Screenplay for his slavery-era revenge fantasy.
Cable television ruled the Globes again, as Showtime’s “Homeland” took major awards in the television drama category with big wins for Best Series, Damien Lewis for Best Actor and Claire Danes for Best Actress.
It was also a big night for the freshman HBO series “Girls,” which won Best Television Comedy, and Best Actress honors for series creator and star Lena Dunham, who topped a competitive category that included show hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
“Game Change,” the HBO TV movie about the 2008 United States presidential election campaign, made a strong early showing with wins for Best TV Movie and Best Actress for Julianne Moore.
Director/actress Jodie Foster gave a heartfelt, confessional speech while accepting the Cecille B. DeMille lifetime achievement award for her 47-year career in film and television.
Here’s the full list of the evening’s winners.
Best Motion Picture – Drama: “Argo”
Best Actress – Drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Best Actor – Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: Les Miserables
Best Actress – Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Actor – Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Best Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, “Life Of Pi”
Best Original Song: “Skyfall,” Adele from “Skyfall”
Best TV Series – Drama: “Homeland”
Best Actress TV Series – Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Best Actor TV Series – Drama: Damien Lewis, “Homeland”
Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical: “Girls”
Best Actress TV Series – Comedy or Musical: Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Best Actor TV Series – Comedy or Musical: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Best TV Miniseries or Movie: “Game Change”
Best Actress – TV Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Best Actor – TV Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Best Supporting Actress – TV Series, Miniseries, Movie: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Cecil B. Demille Award: Jodie Foster